Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary Information in Vermont

The average annual and hourly salaries for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in the state of Vermont are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators among Vermont metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in Vermont

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,760
25th Percentile Wage
$37,870
50th Percentile Wage
$46,750
75th Percentile Wage
$55,560
90th Percentile Wage
$62,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Vermont in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,760.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,750
-1.07% 6.99%
2016
$47,250
3.11% -
2015
$45,780
0.50% -
2014
$45,550
4.06% -
2013
$43,700
0.50% -
2012
$43,480
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in Vermont Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Vermont cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Vermont ranges from $41,310 to $53,920. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Vermont is Burlington-South Burlington with a median annual salary of $53,920. The second highest paying city/area in Vermont State is Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $45,780). The lowest paying area is Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Burlington-South Burlington
$53,920
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area
$45,780
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area
$41,310




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